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US Relaxes Gay Blood Ban But With A Year’s Abstinence

US Relaxes Gay Blood Ban But With A Year’s Abstinence

In the same year that US researchers discovered the existence of HIV, a blood ban was introduced in the States that prohibited gay men from donating blood. 1983 was that year, over thirty years ago, and the blood ban stayed in place until yesterday, 21 December, 2015. Now the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) have […]

Tunisia: Six Gay Men Sentenced To Three Years

Tunisia: Six Gay Men Sentenced To Three Years

The jailing of six Tunisian men sentenced to three years in prison for sodomy is a shocking example of deep-rooted state sanctioned discrimination against LGBTI people in the country, said Amnesty International on 14 December. The men, some of them university students, appeared to have been convicted following anal examinations. Such tests are considered by […]

US: Boy Scouts of America – Change of Policy To Allow Gay Leaders

US: Boy Scouts of America – Change of Policy To Allow Gay Leaders

The Boy Scouts of America has unanimously [by those present and voting]  adopted a resolution which will change the adult leadership standards policy, and have the effect of allowing gay men to be leaders in the boy scout movement. This allows chartered organisations to “select adult leaders without regard to sexual orientation”. The resolution was […]

Video: The Eight Types of Guys I’ve Dated

We’re sure you’re all awake by now, so you might recognise some of these, past or present.

Don’t Forget! FREE Today at 3 pm and 7pm, Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus, “Under The Mistletoe” Concerts

Don’t Forget! FREE Today at 3 pm and 7pm, Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus, “Under The Mistletoe” Concerts

Don’t forget! Ireland’s fresh, exciting and only all-male gay choir, the Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus,  give their two Christmas Concerts today (7th) at 3 pm and tonight at 7 pm. The concerts are titled “Under the Mistletoe”.  They are taking place at Dublin’s Pepper Canister Church (aka St Stephen’s Church) 2 Mount Street Crescent, Dublin 2. […]

Causes Of Non-Adherence To ART Medication & Possible Solutions

Causes Of Non-Adherence To ART Medication & Possible Solutions

[First published in EILE Magazine Monthly Issue for September 2014, pages 84,85] A Look at Psychosocial Problems As Factors in Non-adherence to ART Medication by HIV-Positive MSM – by M. Butler Problems which some patients have in adhering to ART (antiretroviral therapy) medication may have a basis in psychosocial factors, such as mental health issues […]